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Oscar MicheauxWithin Our Gates

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Within Our Gates was produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux in 1919. He is considered to be the first African-American director of feature films and this is the first such film still in existence.
I found the plot difficult to follow, and he does not give full play to the "money" scenes at the conclusion but it is certainly of historic interest.


This movie is part of the collection: Silent Films

Producer: Oscar Micheaux
Audio/Visual: sound
Keywords: African-American; black;

Creative Commons license: CC0 1.0 Universal


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Reviewer: Wotsa Matta - - September 26, 2012
Subject: Just noting another upload of this film
Another upload of this is available as well:
http://archive.org/details/withinOurGates1920

Reviewer: A Heinz - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 25, 2012
Subject: Question and thanks
Thank you for posting this very important film! I am a research assistant for an historian who would like to include an image from the film in an upcoming publication. We need to check permissions and original source. Could you please list where the original source is from, so I can contact that repository? The folks at Internet Archive suggested I make contact view the review form. Many thanks!